Posts tagged Plot Twists

Mysterious Book Report No. 283 – Revolver

Mysterious Book Report Revolver

Revolver by Duane Swierczynski Mulholland Books/Little Brown and Company, $26.00, 316 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-40323-8 The MBR has often reviewed works of historical fiction—plotted as crime fiction, murder mysteries and whodunnits of all flavors, sizes and eras—and even some which take place in the future. This week however, is as unique a piece of historical fiction […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 257 – Night Wo...

Mysterious Book Report Night Work

Night Work by David C. Taylor Forge/Tom Doherty, $25.99, 318 pages, ISBN 978-0-7653-7485-1 Author David C. Taylor hit the literary ground running last year when his first crime-fiction novel entitled Night Life, featuring tough-guy Michael Cassidy was first published.  Cassidy’s a classic, Phillip Marlowe kind of detective, working the mean streets of 1950s New York […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 255 – Off The ...

Mysterious Book Report Off The Grid

Off the Grid By C.J. Box Putnam/Penguin Random House, $27.00, 371 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-17660-9 In today’s hi-tech world, it’s  almost impossible to get away from all the must-see, must-have, must-buy  devices that  didn’t even exist  as recently  as fifteen or twenty years ago . . . gizmos we didn’t need or want until relentless, incessant, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 149 – Alex

Mysterious Book Report Alex

Alex by Pierre LeMaitre MacLehose Press/Quercus, $24.95, 368 pages, ISBN 978-1-62365-000-1 There’s no other way to say it; the novel we’re reviewing this week is flat-out diabolical in nature, fiendishly clever and as compulsively addictive as a honking great piece of New York Cheesecake smothered in cherry compote . . . Alex, by Pierre LeMaitre […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 96 – Ratlines

Mysterious Book Report Ratlines

Ratlines by Stuart Neville SOHO Crime, #26.95, 352 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-204-4 It’s well known, well documented fact that after World War II in Europe, many National Socialists . . . Nazism tried to avoid answering for their war crimes by fleeing to Argentina and Brazil.  Others like Werner Von Braun and his racketeers from Peenemunde; […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 26 – Flower Ne...

Mysterious Book Report Flower Net

Flower Net by Lisa See Random House Paperback, $14.95, 333 pages, ISBN 978-0-8129-7868-1 Who says there’s no such thing as magic?  Of course there’s magic in the world, and to prove it, this week, through the magic of literature and books, the MBR will take us from Africa to China, just by finishing one book, […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 17 – London Bo...

London Boulevard by Ken Bruen (Minotaur, 2009, $24.99, 250 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-56168-0) With all the hoo-hah, fubaring and gigantic jug-flinging coming from our nation’s capitol these days, as well as daily displays of incompetence and rooster-crowing by our elected representatives of every stripe . . . I just had to take a break from the […]